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Folk Healing, Alternative, and Parallel Medicines
Treatise by Dr. Ian Carr, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba about the development of folk healing and its parallels in Chinese and Indic cultures.
Ancient Aztec Herbal Remedies
Index offers plant description, properties and method of use.
Folk Belief and Folk Medicine
An overview of folk medicine and its types, elements, and origins.
Curanderismo: Folk Healing in the Southwest
Radio documentary describing traditional healing with herbs, aromas, massage and rituals. Requires Real Player.
Home Remedies and Holistic Cures
A guide to home remedies and holistic cures for common illnesses and ailments.
Folk Medicine: UCLA Folklore Archive Resource
Includes searchable database by keyword, usage, condition, belief, date, region or ethnicity of origin.
Cultural Diversity, Alternative Medicine, & Folk Medicine
Treatise prepared by a Penn State College of Medicine professor on the importance of recognizing cultural diversity of health beliefs and practices.
Referenced article by a home healthcare nurse from West Virginia about the history of folk medicine and practices still in use.
Skin Cancer Treatment Alternative Using Topical Pancreatin Enzymes
Describes home remedy using a popular contact lens cleaning solution mixed with aloe vera gel.
National Park Service article describing the traditional folk medicine in use near the Big Bend Region along the Texas-Mexico border.
Handbook of Texas Online: Folk Medicine
Referenced article describing beliefs and practices among the Anglo, Mexican and Black cultures in Texas.
Lithuanian Folk Medicine
Includes sections describing the concept of health and illness, determination of illness, doctors and cures.
International Home Remedy Secrets
Traditional treatments for ailments ranging from acne to vomiting.
Traditional Health, Medicine and Healing
Describes the practices of the Alaska Native people and their applicability today. Includes reports, articles and resources.
Writer Carolina Carlessi discusses growing up in Peru's culture of folk medicine and faith healing and how it affected her perception of modern medicine.
Music As Folk Medicine
Describes the therapeutic use of music in holistic healing.
Ozarkian and Haitian Folk Medicine
Monograph with references describing the similarities between folkloric beliefs in Haiti and mid-western America.
RussianFoods.com - Folk Medicine
Includes suggestions for colds, constipation, toothache, insomnia, headache and breakdown as well as links to the full Russian cooking archive.
Plant drawings, common ailments and remedies by a Newfoundland fifth-grade class.
Folk Medicine, Amish and Swiss-Pennsylvania German
Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia article describing 18th and 19th century remedies and the proliferation of folk healing among Amish and Mennonite cultures.
Folk Medicine - Bordering the Future
Brief commentary on folk healing in the Texas border regions.
The Folk Medicine Forum
Discusses alternative and complementary medicine. Includes chat room, message board and newsletter.
Health 911 - Folk Remedies
Alphabetical listing of ailments, their causes and cures.
Safe Natural Cures - More Than Home Remedies
Suggests remedies for common problems such as stuffy noses, yeast infections, athlete's foot and hiccups.
Honey for the Treatment of Infections
Discusses the history of honey's medicinal use, recent research and antibiotic and antifungal properties.
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